BCCI secretary Jay Shah has informed all affiliated units that the board will not hold this year’s Annual General Meeting before September 30 owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
The secretary further said the members will be informed about the date of the AGM once decided. In the letter, the secretary also informed the members of the Government Order which allows for the extension of the AGM.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Confirmed BCCI Won’t Hold 2021’s AGM Before September 30
BCCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in Ahmedabad on Thursday (December 24, 2020). While the Indian board gave a green signal to the addition of two more teams in IPL 2022 during the meeting, there was surprisingly no discussion on board president Sourav Ganguly’s brand endorsements.
“Owing to prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Tamil Nadu Government in their G.O.(D). No. 96 dated 30th June 2021 (“Government Order”) have extended the period for a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975, to conduct an Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2020-2021, by three months, from September 2021 to December 2021.”
“In view thereof, you are hereby informed that the BCCI will not have its Annual General Meeting by 30 September 2021. We will keep you informed regarding the date of the Annual General Meeting,” he wrote.
The BCCI had held its 89th Annual General Meeting on December 24 last year.
Pragyan Ojha who was nominated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as a player representative, was inducted to the IPL Governing Council at the AGM. The Indian Board also increased the limit of reimbursement of insurance medical claims of retired First Class Cricketers to INR 10 Lakhs. The retirement age of the BCCI affiliated umpires and scorers has also been increased to 60 years.
BCCI Officials Were In England To Witness Lord’s Test
The board officials were recently in England to witness the second Test between India and England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Virat Kohli-led side won the game handsomely.
The office-bearers also had a meeting with the players and coaching staff to discuss the road ahead as the team will be playing in the T20 World Cup once the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League is over. While the T20 World Cup was initially set to be held in India, it had to be moved to UAE with an eye on the prevailing COVID-19 situation and the monsoon season. The tournament will see arch-rivals India and Pakistan clash on October 24.